A place to put things




I am a multi disciplined artist working primarily in a 2d visual format. Here are some things I've done; a little peek at the swirling, ceaseless, ideas maelstrom. If you will.

You are cordially invited to take a look.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Island Artists Exhibition, the begining

The flyer for the Island Artists Exhibition
(not my design)

Hmm there's so much to talk about and so little time to talk about it. My intentions were to keep up to date with all my various endeavours but Ive had enough trouble keeping up with the endeavours themselves.

Well I guess the biggest and most interesting endeavour so far has been organising an exhibition. Id never done it before so it was certainly a shock to the system. The set up is a little out of the ordinary so will take some explaining:

I rent a studio at the Island which is a mad jumble of buildings ( an old police station and an old fire station in one complex ) and a mad jumble of people.

For instance the Island is the home of the Invisible Circus who put on mind boggling theatrical, circus shows followed by bands and music till the early ours creating a chaotic, alternative, fun night of revelry that is renowned Bristol wide and beyond. As well as the colourful circus there are studios full of busy painter's, sculptures, film makers, carpenters and well all soughts.

So that's the setting, the challenge was bringing together the diverse mix of people who rent studios there, to create an exhibition worthy of such a left of center jumble of creativity.

The whole thing started in a blissfully ignorant manner,
when one day I asked
" have we ever had a tenants exhibition here?" to which the reply came " no, you should do that" so I did.

First came weekly meetings and many mass emails, followed by door knocking campaigns. Very slowly I started to meet more and more people and introduce them to other people, whilst the idea for an exhibition took hold and from vague beginnings some momentum was achieved.